Au­gust a month of weather con­trasts

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Au­gust was a month of two halves, ac­cord­ing to Lau­rieston Weather Cen­tre.

Warm­est day came on the third, when a tem­per­a­ture of 23C was recorded.

Cold­est night fell on the 30th, when the mer­cury dropped to 2.3C.

Av­er­age max­i­mum for the month, 18.6C and av­er­age min­i­mum, 10.6C, were both very close to the long term mean.

Mean­while, rain­fall was 150.8mm - around 30 per cent higher than ex­pected.

Me­te­o­rol­o­gist Ge­off Monk said: “I can sum up Au­gust in two words – cloudy and wet.

“Tem­per­a­tures were noth­ing to write home about.

“Warmer days and nights up to the 19th were bal­anced out by a colder end to the month.

“The tem­per­a­ture never rose above 15C from the 23rd to the 25th.”

Mr Monk also re­ported that nearby Cor­sock recorded a grass frost on the 30th. The sta­tion be­side the River Urr logged a ground tem­per­a­ture of -1C and an air tem­per­a­ture of +1C.

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